I know plenty of fans out there who have fallen a bit out of love with the franchise as of late. That’s not to say the recent films and CBS All Access original series Star Trek: Discovery have nothing to offer, but some purists would argue it’s a completely different type of show from the series they fell in love with — be it with the original series or follow-ups like The Next Generation.
Of course, with the announcement that they are hard at work at bringing multiple series to the CBS All Access platform, there are undoubtedly tons of fans out there hopefully they’ll be getting the kind of show they originally fell in love with. Will the in-development series starring Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard be that series? It certainly sounds like it based on how executive producer Alex Kurtzman described it:
“It’s an extremely different rhythm than Discovery. Discovery is a bullet. Picard is a very contemplative show. It will find a balance between the speed of Discovery and the nature of what Next Gen was, but I believe it will have its own rhythm.”
“Without revealing too much about it, people have so many questions about Picard and what happened to him, and the idea we get to take time to answer those questions in the wake of the many, many things he’s had to deal with in Next Gen is really exciting. ‘More grounded’ is not the right way to put it, because season 2 of Discovery is also grounded. It will feel more… real-world? If that’s the right way to put it.”
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So, what do you think? I’ll admit, I’m more of a casual fan of the franchise. Sure, I’ve seen my fair share of episodes of the original series and TGN, but I’m more of a fan of the J.J. Abrams films, if I’m being honest, so none of this really does anything for me, personally. That being said, I can celebrate the idea of those loyal fans finally getting the show they deserve.
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